Wednesday, 20 July 2011


My mother gave me my father's shears recently and the gift stirred a sudden flow of energy in me. I had been thinking about business things in the back of my mind for a long time. It is the 10th anniversary of my first Quilt Market. I was 6 months pregnant at that first show. I don't know what I was thinking but my husband and I drove down to Atlantic City that year and the rest, as they say, is history! I'm not exactly sure how this blog will progress but I thought that it would be fun to have something to celebrate my 10 year anniversary!

My business has changed a lot since that first year. I no longer sell printed patterns. I primarily write books and design for magazines. I also do a lot of behind the scenes work that I can't publicize for whatever reason but I am still just creative at heart. Four years ago, I lost my father, grandmother, father-in-law and husband's uncle. It slowed me down a little but there are a lot of things that are bright for the future. It is time for a fresh start.

There are a lot of blogs out there in bloggy land. I want this one to reflect a bit more of my personal creativity and likes. It will be a canvas of sorts. I do design knitwear and paper ideas too! Does the world need another blog? Probably not. Is there anything that you'd like to see that you don't feel is covered enough? Let me know!



  1. I love your work. I'd like to read more about your actual design and work process. I have good quilt skills, some color knowledge but am not intuitively a designer. I'd like to know more. Thanks!